Building Leeds' first LGBTQ+ housing project and community centre
Pride of Place Living: Aims
constructing 70 fully accessible life-long homes in a city centre location that facilitates integration with the existing LGBTQ+ community.
creating homes that accommodate a wide variety of access needs and are flexible and adaptable as personal circumstances change.
embedding accessibilityof space and facilities as a key feature of the design.
providing a variety of housing that addresses the diverse range of needs in the LGBTQ+ communities, including self-contained units, shared accommodation, extra care facilities, and temporary crisis housing.
creating high quality buildings that are ecologically sound as well as attractive and sustainable.
creating a community centre on site to allow for interaction between residents and collaboration with the wider community.
creating the provision of extra-care services to residents that require it, so they can remain in their own home regardless of their health.
aspiring to provide high quality LGBTQ+-friendly care to all who require it
encouraging the development of social enterprises to operate all services of the scheme to ensure they remain tailored to the needs of residents
developing a vibrant multigenerational community with mix of gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, class, religion, refugee status.
prioritising an inclusive residential membership through adaptable points-based allocations criteria.
creating communal spaces enabling LGBTQ+ people to live and socialise within a non-judgmental environment with policies that protect against discrimination in all its forms.
engaging the wider Leeds LGBTQ+ communities to ensure their interests are represented in the development and management of the scheme.
enabling residents to participate actively in the creation of an inclusive and community-focused living environment
developing a framework of mutual aid where residents are empowered to support one another’s care requirements
providing a variety of tenure options, including shared ownership, to recognise differing circumstances of both income and wealth of potential residents
making homes affordable to fit the varied financial and access needs of the LGBTQ+ community including the provision of genuinely affordable low-income housing where possible
acknowledging that the interpretation of ‘affordability’ may differ according to the different financial circumstances of potential residents.